Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Gettin' Cold Again ~ Random Tidbits
I took out several books and decided on one that I purchased on a recent getaway by James Patterson.
I am also reading (or skimming) through library books. Currently, I am skimming through one titled "Tonics" but actually has meal recipes in it. I can't say yet that I would buy it, but I'm finding a few I may want to try (ha! Here I go again!). I ordered this book from the library because I thought it would have tea recipes.
My journal edition NIV bible arrived, and so did my pens. It felt great to sit and have gal time with God, and draw myself pep talks and reminders. It was a fun time on the porch. Of course it was in between puppy naps, laundry and bathroom cleaning.
I made another batch of the herb and cheese bread to go with soup. It's so easy to mix up and bake. What I really should be doing is baking tortillas and other breads to freeze. However, with my large family, it's difficult to freeze bread and keep up on it. It's gone so quickly.
Wednesday, it was cloudy all day, and a bit chilly now and then. I actually made my way over to the first flower bed to get cleaned up for summer. It's a small start, but a start. It felt awesome.
Today I am thankful that my older brother and his wife gifted our 19 year-old a AAA membership last Christmas. She got a flat tire up at college, and she hasn't been taught to change one (yet). They came right out and helped her out. However, it wasn't her tire. The rim was cracked, and pretty good too. She must have hit a pot hole or something that did it it. With her membership, they put her donut on and she made it home. As of today (Thursday), we have yet to find a rim for her car.
I had to laugh yesterday. I think our 19 year-old is one of many few kids who would rather be shopping at the "goat store" versus the candy store. She was bee-bopping around, cleaning the goat stalls, repairing the gate latch, washing out cat carrier totes, cleaning the "goat tote" and getting feed bowls and water buckets out. More on that later.
My my new hens are growing so quickly too. I'll try to get an updated photo. Their tail feathers are growing out, and they are looking pretty dapper.